Mohan veena

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A Mohan Veena is either of two distinct plucked string instruments used in Indian classical music, especially Hindustani classical music which is associated with the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.[1][2][3] Later Vishwa Mohan Bhatt modified a Hawaiian guitar to create an instrument also called the mohan veena, with Bhatt naming the instrument after himself. The latter instrument has become more closely associated with the name, especially following Bhatt winning the Grammy Award in 1994.[4]

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's instrument, a modified archtop Hawaiian guitar with eight total melody and drone strings strung from the peghead, and twelve sympathetic strings strung to the tuners mounted on the side of the neck

Bhatt's instrument is a modified archtop Hawaiian guitar with 20 strings - three to four melody and four to five drone strings strung from the peghead, and twelve sympathetic strings strung to the tuners mounted on the side of the neck. A gourd (or the tumba) is screwed into the back of the neck for improved sound sustain and resonance. It is held in the lap like a slide guitar and also played with a bar like a slide guitar. It is under tremendous tension; the total strings pull to be in excess of 500 pounds.[5] Performers include Vishwa Mohan Bhatt...His son Saurabh web|url=http://www.saurabhbhatt.in is a Music Composer and a Sound Engineer who has given music in various films,albums(Magna Sound,Music Today,Times Music,etc),T.V Serieals(Balaji Telefilms,etc),Jingles...His grandoson Atharva Bhatt(Saurabh's Son) is his most promising student who plays Mohan Veena.

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  1. ^ "He who came first". Business Line. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ Banerjee, Meena (5 March 2015). "And the melody continues". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ Khanna, Shailaja (17 March 2017). "Remembering Radhu Babu". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ Deb, Arunabha (18 April 2014). "He who came first". Business Line. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Vishwa Mohan Bhatt". Vishwanmohanbhatt.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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